Accepting bitcoin payments is one thing. Telling others that you are currently accepting bitcoin is another. Let’s be honest, unless you’re overstock.com or dell.com, you can’t really make a great press release like them. CoinPip can help you with it, but, there’s only so much we could do.
What should I do?
Inbound marketing is key to your online success. That is, bringing online customers to your retail business – getting your business known in the online space. Listing in credible and high-traffic directories will bring those online customers to your shop. Coinmap.org is the place where you should list your business.
Why you should list your business on Coinmap.org
Coinmap.org is the largest open-source bitcoin directory. Unless you’re a bitpay merchant, the next best place to list your business is coinmap.org. Having your business listed there, bitcoin users will be able find your store with ease.
How to list on Coinmap.org
The youtube video below shows you how to do it.
We had a merchant that signed up with us nearly 6 months ago but he didn’t fully verify his account. However, one day, he had a few customers going to his store and asked him
“Do you accept bitcoin?”.
“Yes we do. However we don’t have it fully setup yet.” he answered.
He thought it was just a once off event. But later on, there were a few other customers that asked the same question.
He was curious so he asked, “how did you know we accept bitcoin?”
“I found you on coinmap.org” they responded. The ultimate ah-ha moment!
Go ahead and list your business now
So there you go. Getting attention of your bitcoin customers is key. Coinmap can be one of your first stepping stones to attract more bitcoin customers to your business.